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Post at: Oct 08 2021

Chandigarh Gets Country’s Tallest Air Purifier

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  • On 7th September, 2021, the tallest air purification tower of the country was inaugurated in Chandigarh.
  • It was inaugrated to mark the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.

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  • The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) had taken an initiative to install the tower at Transport Chowk, Light Point Sector 26.
  • This is the highest air purifier of India, which will cover around a 1km. radius around Transport Light Point.


Why Chandigarh

  • Chandigarh is one of the non-attainment cities in the country according to National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Norms which means it has over a five-year period not consistently met the National Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for harmful PM10, PM2.5 or NO2.
  • This purifier has been installed by Pious Air Pvt Limited without any cost to the UT Administration. It will also operate and maintain it for five years without any cost.
  • The temperature around the chowk is also expected to drop by 10-12 degrees below the rest of the city.
  • According to the manufacturer, the air purifier is a 24-metre-high tower-like structure, which will clean 3.88 crore cubic ft of air from the surrounding environment.
  • A board installed at the tower will display how much polluted air is being sucked by the tower and also how much clean air has been released into the atmosphere.

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